Need Suggestions For .357 Lever Carbine

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Kamarathin, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Kamarathin

    Kamarathin New Member

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    Hello all,

    Through various conversations I am trying to narrow down my choices for possible gun purchases and obe of the suggestions was for a lever rifle that will take .357 ammo.

    So I am in need of suggestions for one that you feel is a quality gun that can be used as a hunting rifle.
     
  2. JTJ

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    Marlin 1894C or Winchester 1894 angle eject. Both will take optics.
     

  3. Kamarathin

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    So about $1300 or so. Is that a typical price for a lever gun?
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Marlin 1894C should run $500 to $600. MSRP is about$700.
     
  5. Kamarathin

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    Ah! Very cool. That is definitely within range of the budget.
     
  6. Kamarathin

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  7. Snakedriver

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    I have a Rossi M92 Saddle-Ring Carbine in .357 Mag. that I've had a bunch of fun shooting over the years. It's light & accurate and cycles flawlessly. I use 158 gr. bullets and get between 1800 and 2000 fps out of the 20 inch barrel. I think they go for $400 to $600 these days.
     

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  8. Kamarathin

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  9. DocWard

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    I like the Rossi '92 as well. To make one better, look up "Nate Kiowa Jones" on Google, and get his video. If it is in the budget, send it to him, telling him what you want. He does a lot of work for the Cowboy Action Shooting crowd. I have one of his '92s and the difference between it and a NIB is amazing.
     
  10. Kamarathin

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    It would be for hunting so would need to be able optics.
     
  11. JTJ

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    The Rossi is a nice little rifle. I owned one. It is a copy of the Winchester 1892 and is top eject. If you are OK with iron sights and you can get it significantly cheaper then go for it. If you want optics go for the Marlin. The Marlin is made in the USA and I believe a better rifle.
     
  12. DocWard

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    What JTJ said. Since you want optics, the '92 won't work for you.
     
  13. Snakedriver

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    The thing about .357 Mag. even in a rifle is that you are going to need to keep your shots within 150 yards. The lever-action rifles are plenty accurate enough with irons that even an average shooter should have no problem hitting a deer-size target at those ranges. Hitting a grapefruit size target at 100 yards consistently is very easy with my Rossi M92 even with just the open iron sights.
     
  14. Kamarathin

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    Does that hold true even for someone that is pretty badly nearsighted?
     
  15. Snakedriver

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    I don't know, how do you see out to 150 yards? :confused: I'm going to be 60 on my next B-day, but I can still use irons well enough at the ranges we're talking about to hit what I'm aiming at. ;)
     
  16. BlueTurf

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    I recommend the Henry. I shot one at the range today. They are a lot of fun to shoot.
     

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  17. Kamarathin

    Kamarathin New Member

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    So long as I don't have worry about where I hit. :)
     
  18. tomingreeneco

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    I would second a Henry. Scope on a lever gun??? Just does not look right.
     
  19. BlueTurf

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    You are so right about that. A scope on a lever gun just does not look right.